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Wild about wine
Teen keeps cool in face of medical emergencies
A prop for Big Ole
Photo of the Week: Rainbow
Girls soccer: Tie tests Alex to begin season
Sports schedule for Friday, August 26
A chance for another title for Carlos Whitecaps
Hobie's new toy: Released in April, the Eclipse paddleboard draws intrigue
Boys soccer: Cards' attack jumps on East Grand Forks in opener
Robby Vee finishes out summer concert series
Harper's Chord comes to Carlos Creek Winery
Alpha Course teaches basics of faith
Strive to be a foundation for others
Tickets on sale for Alexandria Education Foundation events
Births - Aug. 26, 2016
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Births - Aug. 3-8, 2016
DNR to close Mille Lacs walleye season next month
Stringer full of walleyes
Morken: What the numbers say about declining hunters and anglers
Work begins on statewide deer management plan
A big bass for Beau
Carol J. Hansen
William 'Bill' Bretz
Clara "Clair" A. Gustafson
Bernard "Bernie" V. Dulski
Arland E. Hirman
COMMENTARY: What they're fighting over
COMMENTARY: Clean Power Plan will penalize Minnesota
IT'S OUR TURN: Recalling the dawn of the digital age; facing its challenges
EDITORIAL: Long wait for mental health care must be fixed
IN THE KNOW: Leadership Alexandria is unique blend with strong return
Producers should consider available assistance
Monarchs, roadsides and the law
A century of family and faith
Kensington represented in Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kalpin family recognized as 2016 U of M Farm Family
MMFCU concludes 60 Days of Giving campaign
Community solar program shining for REA
Chamber Ambassadors visit three local businesses
Celeste Edenloff returns to Echo Press
Dew Drop Inn changes ownership
Hires and Promotions
On The Street
September 8, 2012
Clean Water Council seeks comments on proposed Clean Water Fund budget
St. Paul, Minn. - The Clean Water Council is seeking comments on its proposed Clean Water Fund budget for the 2014-2015 biennium. The council will make budget recommendations to the governor and the Minnesota Legislature in December. A public comment period begins Sept. 4 and continues...
September 8, 2012 - 1:14pm
July 18, 2012
Agreement reached in Garfield pumping dispute
A year-long dispute about a decision to pump stormwater out of Garfield into a ditch that flows into area lakes has been resolved, at least for...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
June 15, 2012
Summer temps are returning
Hannah Eklund and Tessa Knoblach had fun making swirls of water with their hair while cooling off in Alexandria's Lake Burgen last weekend....
June 15, 2012 - 12:00am
June 8, 2012
Water fight on Winona ramps up
A long-simmering controversy over Lake Winona, a sewage treatment plant and how it impacts Alexandria lakes took a new turn this week. The Minnesota...
June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
June 7, 2012
Lake Irene added to list of zebra mussel-infested lakes
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has updated its website to show the additional lakes and river sections that were newly designated as waters infested with invasive species. Lake Irene in Douglas County was added to the list of lakes infested with zebra mussels. "The...
June 7, 2012 - 9:20am
May 18, 2012
Minnesota Waters to cease operations
Minnesota Waters will be ceasing operations on May 19. The statewide non-profit organization focused on promoting responsible stewardship of Minnesota's water resources by engaging citizens, local and state policymakers, and other partners in the protection and restoration of lakes...
May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
March 24, 2012
Volunteers needed to monitor health of Minnesota lakes, streams
Do you live near a lake or stream in Minnesota, or visit one regularly? If so, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) needs your help! Join more than 1,500 Minnesotans who track the health of their favorite lake or stream through the Citizen Lake or Citizen Stream Monitoring...
March 24, 2012 - 10:56am
March 15, 2012
Private well owners urged to have their water tested
More than 1 million people residing in more than 400,000 households in Minnesota rely on private wells as their source of drinking water.
March 15, 2012 - 11:03am
March 10, 2012
Candidates sought for for Agriculture Water Quality Certification advisory committee
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is seeking candidates to serve on an advisory committee to help develop the Minnesota Agriculture Water Quality Certification Program. The new program is the result of a January 17 agreement by Governor Mark Dayton and federal officials,...
March 10, 2012 - 10:11am
February 13, 2012
Clean Water Fund investments on track, according to state report
Minnesota agencies that receive Clean Water Fund dollars released their first collaborative report today, indicating the state is on track with its investments so far, though many challenges remain. For example, the report found that: --For every state dollar invested in implementation...
February 13, 2012 - 9:49am
February 2, 2012
Forum will focus on drinking water contaminants
The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Drinking Water Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CEC) Program will hold an Advisory Forum from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 9, at MDH's Snelling Office Park (1645 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108). The forum is open to anyone concerned...
February 2, 2012 - 10:49am
January 3, 2012
MPCA recommends low-salt diet for Minnesota lakes
For years, doctors have told people to stick to a low-salt diet. According to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), our waters should follow the same advice. When snow and ice start to accumulate on Minnesota roads, parking lots, and sidewalks, one of the more common reactions...
January 3, 2012 - 11:38am
December 6, 2011
Legislative summit to focus on aquatic invasive species; Douglas County group is co-sponsor
Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA), the Pelican River Watershed District and the Lake Detroiters Association will host the Aquatic Invasive Species Legislative Summit on Saturday, January 14, 2012. The Douglas County Coalition of Lake Associations is a co-sponsor. The...
December 6, 2011 - 2:56pm
September 27, 2011
Health of lakes addressed at legislative forum
Community leaders, civic organizations, business leaders and citizens came together on September 23, in Walker, Minnesota at the Northern Lights Convention Center for the fourth annual Healthy Lakes Legislative Forum. The forum was presented by Minnesota Waters in partnership...
September 27, 2011 - 8:21am
August 13, 2011
Competitive state grants available for water quality projects
St. Paul - The Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources (BWSR) announced today that $16.6 million in competitive grants is available for projects that will protect and restore Minnesota's streams, rivers, lakes and groundwater. Funding for the competitive grants is provided by...
August 13, 2011 - 5:04pm